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The Moat Tea Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
+44 1227 784514
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps don't go if you're in a rush, but if you'd like a nice calm atmosphere and authentic service - i'd highly recommend. A large selection of teas, and very good looking cake. The breakfast was delicious. Will definitely come back!

Thank sb094
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223 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good - Amazing selection of teens and coffees - You can buy the tea and coffee to have at home of you like it - Good service - Great historic building Bad - Driver of mushroom coloured delivery van speeding on narrow road outside shouting at me to get out of the way. - The language I used to shout... More 

Thank pjl29
Rochford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Canterbury for the day and came upon this tea shop by chance.We were really pleased we did! We had a lovely pot of tea served traditionally sitting near the window watching the world go by.We even bought some of the tea we had tried. The guy who served us was very friendly and we... More 

Thank Traveller1635509
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our usual venue for lunch is due to close shortly. Tried Moat tea rooms, at lunchtime sat downstairs, surprised how busy it was. Friendly service, l had an excellent all day breakfast & lovely cup of tea, my wife really enjoyed her smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. Will go back and try the lovely cakes on display. Exceeded our expectations.

Thank Michael G
London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Should you go through Canterbury for a day, or for a few hours, and you like tea and some good cakes & wonderful scones - then this is your place! I have been there with friends on the 2nd Jan, and was absolutely amazing; the building obviously has gone through some renovation & changes during 500 years, but some parts... More 

1 Thank Surzen
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

A perfect timbered old house with leaded glass windows and a tiny old staircase to upstairs if you prefer over the main floor. Most lovely experience in Canterbury with perfect tea service. The teas are exceptional served in floral pots. The scones are a delight and very fresh. Overall, a Perfect Tea House - you will like this one!

1 Thank Kathy W
Lisbon, Portugal
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Lovely tinny little tearoom for a break after your visit to the Canterbury Cathedral. Great selection of different and unique leaf teas. Coffee seemed to be delicious as well. And all the cakes at the window look absolutely stunning and taste even better. Lovely staff, the lady who runs the shop is adorable. Highly recommended

1 Thank MarianaFSilva
Leicester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I love a quirky tea room and this certainly delivers. Friendly service and exceptional food set in one of the oldest houses in Canterbury. Much nicer than your larger chains and bars for a nice afternoon tea or lunch.

Thank markymark75
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214 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

On a special occasion I wanted afternoon tea for 5. On arrival things could not have been done better. The venue itself is quaint and charming, making for a great atmosphere. The tea was very good value indeed. Honest, good food at a very honest price. Not a morsel was left on the plates! The range of leaf teas offered... More 

1 Thank Borderer12
Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Really nice tea shop with unusual range of teas and very delicious cakes, friendly service, worth a visit

Thank Valerie943

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 784514

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